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Ingrown Hair Lump
Do not be misled!: Any lump which is growing can be cancerous...So it needs to be checked by a doctor unless you are sure what you are dealing with. There is nothing clear cut about a ingrown hair lump...I do not know what it is, so, if you have a lump, either it is benign or cancerous. Benign lumps are temporary( a few exceptions) and they do not grow steadily. They are often due to infections(painful) or a lipoma. ...Read more
Our hair follicles are meant to erupt and to grow straight out of the skin. Often, a hair may turn into the channel out of which it should grow, and penetrates the skin, causing swelling and irritation. This may happen because of blockage or with very curly hair. These are not always a problem unless the hair does not erupt and then possibly leads to infection ...Read more
What is the treatment for ingrown hair lump which has become darker with the years (2-3 years). I couldn't remove the hair on my leg at the time.
Care for ingrown hair/cyst near genitals? Lump under skin popped, no fluids came out but small hole. Red/tender. Antibiotic cream and bandaid used.
It's best to: See your doc to make sure you don't get infected. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Really worried, in the past day I have noticed 2 lumps around my pubic area & they really hurt when I move or touch them.Not sure if ingrown hair? Thx
Could be: If it's an area you have shaved it's more likely. Take a nice hot bath, then pat dry the area and let it heal. If still worried please go see your doctor. ...Read more
There's been a semi hard & yet soft lump in my crotch area. It doesn't hurt, but sometimes I get ingrown hairs that turn out like this. Ingrown hair?
I have a lump under my skin in my panty line area. About 2 months ago it appeared and i thought ingrown hair. Treated it as such. Not hurting anymore.
I had a small lump like little bump come up on my Down area. It's just one. But it hurts and it's soar. And it's not a ingrown hair. hurts to touch ?
After pulling a ingrown hair out, why is the hard lump still there? It's not painful at all to touch just feels like a soft/hard lump that's long?
Details matter: Where on your body? How large? How long? Every hair has an associated oil gland secreting sebum. An ingrown hair may have a blocked oil gland at it's root which may form a pocket (cyst) of sebum. There may also be residual swelling, inflammation which can subside over a week or 2. If you are concerned, a dermatologist can easily take care of it. ...Read more